Getting to Durango by air is a breeze! The Durango-La Plata Airport (Airport Code: DRO) is a full-service regional airport with over a dozen daily non-stop flights from Denver International Airport (DEN), Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX); weekly, seasonal direct flights from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX); and convenient connecting flights from over 300 U.S. cities. The Durango-La Plata Airport is located approximately 19 miles southeast of historic downtown Durango and offers service from the following airlines:
American Airlines - Daily direct service from Dallas-Fort Worth, TX and Phoenix, AZ; Direct service from Los Angeles, CA and Chicago, IL Saturdays throughout the summer.
United Airlines – Daily direct service from Denver, CO; Direct service from Chicago, IL and Houston, TX Saturdays during the Summer and Fall. Service to Houston runs January - March in 2020 as a trial period.
The closest international airport to Durango, Colorado is Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ). There are currently no direct flights from Albuquerque to Durango, however, so rent a car in Albuquerque for the easy 3.5-hour drive north to Durango.
Denver International Airport (DEN) is located 360 miles from Durango, Colorado which translates to a drive time of approximately 6.5 hours. While the drive from Denver to Durango is certainly
gorgeous, if you choose to forgo time on the road in favor of more time spent in Durango, we don’t blame you! Enjoy the view of the mountains from above on a direct flight from Denver to Durango with United Airlines, which offers daily direct service from Denver to Durango-La Plata Airport (DRO).
The Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) is approximately a seven hour drive from Durango. If you'd rather save some time, American Airlines offers daily direct service from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to Durango-La Plata Airport (DRO).
Now that you are “in the know” about getting to Durango by air, check out information on local Durango area maps for getting around while you’re in town.